The Arizona Cardinals had to make a move at linebacker on Monday
Injuries are a part of the game. Just ask the Arizona Cardinals. It is something they know all too well, especially over the last couple of seasons.
On Monday, they had to make a move due to injury. Unfortunately they had to waive a player who was on the verge of doing great things with the team.
Linebacker Jeremy Cash was waived/injured on Monday. He was lost for the season after getting injured and carted off the field on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Cash scored a touchdown on a fumble return against Los Angeles. It was a 12-yard run back. On Monday head coach Steve Wilks admitted Cash was having a good camp and had a good shot at making the team. The reports are that he has ACL and MCL tears.
Football is a cruel business. Hopefully though Cash can recover and come back if not for the Cardinals next season but for someone that was paying attention to him the past couple of weeks during camp and in the preseason game.
With the open roster spot, the Cardinals signed linebacker Gerald Hodges to a one-year contract. He is in his seventh season in the NFL out of Penn State.
Hodges played for the New Orleans Saints in 2017, the very team the Cardinals face this Friday evening. He played in 11 games but did not start any of them.
Hodges has been mainly a backup over his career, although he did start 12 of the 15 games he played in for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Hodges experience will hopefully play into his hand.
As for Cash, once he clears waivers, he can be put on injured reserve. That will make him the first of the season. The Cardinals have placed way too many players on that list over the last two seasons.